QUEENS ELECTED OFFICIAL WANTS AN INDEPENDENT INSPECTOR TO OVERSEE HOMELESS SERVICES AGENCY, BUT WHO OVERSEES ELECTED OFFICIALS LIKE CROWLEY

While no doubt we need some type of independent system that looks into homeless services agency, which is known for SHITTY homeless shelters all over that are in major violations, while, major amounts of money fly out the window, courtesy of our tax dollars, we also need an independent council who looks into our local elected officials, many who are corrupt, do nothings and complete whores.

What pisses me off in the article below, this hack Crowley, never mentions how the communities and the hard working people who live in those communities have to deal with all the bullshit, nonsense, crime and quality of life issues that these shelters bring and the bottom of the barrel folks that go into them.

Again, the homeless are not all cute little kids, FUCKING FAR FROM THAT BULLSHIT. They are like these dirt-bag thugs below, lazy ass young man who are chronically unemployed because they are MAJOR FUCK-UPS.

Brooklyn Homeless Shelter residents playing a game of “Crack the Skull”.

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From Queens Courier:

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Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley has introduced legislation to create an inspector general to monitor DHS.

Queens is not immune to the homelessness crisis in New York that is causing both the city and state to scramble to find a solution to the growing number of homeless individuals and families entering the already taxed shelter system.

Now, one lawmaker wants to ensure that these shelter locations are up to code and no longer substandard.

 Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley recently introduced legislation (Introduction 1591) that would create an inspector general for the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), who would be responsible for monitoring DHS policies and practices.

According to Crowley, the DHS’ most recent scorecard shows approximately 16,000 open violations across city shelters.

“Far too many of the city’s shelter population are placed in substandard housing, in buildings with a wide range of dangerous conditions,” she said. “The city contracts with nonprofits for these shelters and pays them top dollar, yet the locations are crawling with thousands of violations that haven’t been addressed.”

The inspector general that would be created from Crowley’s proposed bill would staff an office with a director and personnel to investigating not only DHS but the Human Resources Administration (HRA) as well.

There is currently an inspector general through the Department of Investigation which oversees HRA, the Division of Youth and Family Justice, and the Administration for Children’s Services. This leaves the inspector general little room to focus on DHS’ flawed practices, Crowley said.

“We have a record number of homeless people in the shelter system, and too many families right now are in dangerous situations because DHS isn’t doing its job properly,” she added. “The city must put measures in place to keep a watchful eye exclusively on this crisis.”

The inspector general under Crowley’s legislation would be responsible for monitoring only DHS and the nonprofit organizations that it contracts with to operate city shelters for instances of corruption, fraud, waste, and misconduct.

 

MORE REASONS NOT TO HAVE HOMELESS SHELTERS IN YOUR HOOD, ESPECIALLY MEN’S SHELTERS

Like people don’t need to already have reasons for not wanting homeless shelters in their hood, add another one, ROBBERIES, which have increased in Brooklyn (Ha) around a men’s homeless shelter (the worst kind).

Yep, Mister Mayor, most homeless are not cute little kids that you like to toss in front of a camera for a nice photo op. They are the kind like in the story below.

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The Daily News:

EXCLUSIVE: Cops on alert after robberies surge around Brooklyn men’s homeless sh

So far this year, five robberies occurred in close proximity to the Armory Men’s Shelter at 1322 Bedford Ave.

(Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

A string of robberies around a Brooklyn men’s shelter has put Department of Homeless Service officers on high alert both inside and outside the facility.

So far this year, five robberies occurred in close proximity to the Armory Men’s Shelter at 1322 Bedford Ave., according to arrest data provided by the NYPD.

Another two happened within a block of the facility and a third occurred just two blocks away, police said.

Cops said a few of the victims and some of the suspects were linked to the Armory Shelter — but others had no affiliation with the address.

Police were only able to provide names for suspects in the five robberies that happened closest to the Armory Men’s Shelter.

Of the eight suspect names given, four were former clients of the shelter system, according to a law enforcement source.

The Department of Homeless Services has increased the number of peace officers deployed at the facility from 37 to 54 over the last year.

“Improving safety and security for our clients and staff is paramount — and our partnership with the NYPD is helping us do just that, with better policing and increased monitoring resulting in more effective reporting and enforcement in our shelters,” said department spokesman Isaac McGinn.

The Department of Homeless Services has increased the number of peace officers deployed at the facility from 37 to 54 over the last year.

(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)

Still, in one incident at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1 at the intersection of Atlantic and Bedford Aves., a man walking from work was approached by one of the suspects, who punched him in the face, threw him to the ground, kicked him and robbed of $500, cops said.

Police arrested Akim Gist that day and charged him with robbery and assault.

Two incidents late in March happened at Bedford and Pacific Aves.

In one case, two men and a woman approached a victim and stole $10. In the second, two suspects punched a male victim in the eye and stole his EBT and debit card, police said. Marcus Springs, 44, and Ronald Fields, 60, were arrested and charged with robbery. Both are former shelter system clients, the law enforcement source said.

The fourth incident happened inside a “residential community,” police said. The victim was robbed of a gold necklace and an Apple watch — and threatened with a knife when he demanded it back, cops said.

The other victims robbed within one or two blocks of the shelter lost iPhones and cash — and in one case, a backpack, cops said.

DHS police officers are aware of the rash of robberies, but there’s little they can do for crimes that happen outside shelter property, sources said.

DHS police officers are aware of the rash of robberies, but there’s little they can do for crimes that happen outside shelter property, sources said.

(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)

Over the last week, a man at a facility on E. 30th St. in Manhattan was stabbed in an argument with another client, according to arrest info. The victim is expected to survive.

At that same shelter Thursday night, a resident accused another of trying to perform oral sex on him while he slept. When the victim woke up, he hit the other man to get him to stop. Police came and charged the suspect with forcible touching.

That same evening, at a men’s facility in Brooklyn, one drunk resident stabbed another in the back, cops said. Both survived.

On Wednesday, two women roommates got into a fight in the Bronx and one pulled a knife on the other, cops said.

That same day, at the Armory Shelter in Brooklyn, a male client bashed another one repeatedly with a metal garbage can, police said.

Those incidents followed two other violent assaults — one with a belt buckle prong and the other with a metal pipe — outside homeless shelters, and a report of a loaded .380 magnum found inside the closet of an apartment in a family shelter.

 

THIS FUCKED UP CITY SPENDS OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS A NIGHT ON HOTELS FOR HOMELESS – WHAT A WASTE

Can you imagine how all this money could actually help improve this city if it was not wasted irresponsibly like this on this whole homeless bullshit, plus eliminate the Public Advocate position (a completely do nothing job) and it’s entire office and support staff, eliminate all the borough presidents (another useless position) and their offices and support staff, streamline city agencies like MTA, DOB, DOS, DEP, DHS to work more effectively and reduce waste, to increase fines majorly on many quality of life issues and actually ENFORCE them. Get a more efficient and better system than the fucked up 311 that is in place. Eliminate all those useless studies like studies on  trucks driving illegally on residential streets which everyone seems to know about except the city, which needs to do expensive “studies” and all the other wasteful spending this city government does.

But back to this homeless crisis bullshit which is actually Homeless BIG BUSINESS. Eliminate the bullshit “right to shelter” in this city and state. The cities that have this besides NYC, Seattle, San Francisco, LA have the worst homeless situation and problems because everyone from other states that are not “right to shelter”, which is the majority of states and everyone from other countries that comes to the most expensive cities in the country with no job and no kinds of finances (that is idiotic in itself and shows the types of people coming here) and these cities (which are already burdened) become more burdened and have to shell out more money while the cities/states where these slackers come from get off the hook of taking care of their own residents. Then not to mention the money that is wasted and the time that is wasted by NYPD & FDNY on many of these folks who are very problematic. So what I would like to see, which to this date I have not, are the statistics of the homeless in NYC who actually came to this city from elsewhere already homeless. And how about statistics of how long these folks actually stay in these hotels and how long they stay in the homeless system circus. How many eventually get jobs and what are the steps taken to see that such people are either trained or placed in jobs to get them out of the system. I get tired of only hearing there are 65,000 or whatever inflated number the city throws at us. This city is not in the business of attempting to eliminate homelessness they are in the business of increasing it and making more people dependent on the system. It is called HOMELESS BIG BUSINESS and it seems to be A VERY LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.

Homeless shelter with local residents hanging out all day. Two blocks from downtown Jamaica Ave

Jamaica’s newest homeless shelter

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From Times Ledger:

City spends over $500K a night on hotels for homeless: Stringer

A new report by Comptroller Scott Stringer finds the cost of using commercial hotels to house the homeless is soaring in the past four months.

 

The cost of housing the homeless in commercial hotels has skyrocketed in recent months, with the city spending $530,000 per day, up from $400,000 per day just four months ago, according to a new analysis released Monday by City Comptroller Scott Stringer. That’s an increase of 32.5 percent.

The report also revealed that the average daily cost for commercial hotel bookings rose 600 percent over 16 months, going from $82,214 per day in November 2015 to $576,203 in February 2017.

“The rising costs are extraordinary, and we are calling for more transparency from the City because the more open we are about our challenges, the more likely we are to solve them,” Stringer said. “Openness will help deliver results.”

The analysis estimates that the number of individuals now being placed in commercial hotels by the Department of Homeless services has jumped 33 percent, to nearly 7,800 New Yorkers, between October 2016 and February 2017.

Commercial hotel shelters often offer limited services, have limited privacy, and lack kitchens. They are largely inappropriate long-term solutions for families trying to get back on their feet, according to Stringer.

“Homeless New Yorkers don’t belong in hotels — this is a practice that has to end,” Stringer said. “Hotel rooms are not only a Band-aid solution to a complex problem, but they’re also very expensive. If families are going to get back on their feet, we need to help get them the services they need.”

The de Blasio administration announced in February the goal of phasing out commercial hotel rooms as a form of homeless shelter six years from now.

To ensure the city reaches that goal, the comptroller says openness and benchmarks are critical. Stringer called on DHS to also share more information publicly on progress around reducing commercial hotel use.

City Hall dismissed the report, saying the comptroller ignored several facts in making his analysis, such as citing the initial charge for booking rooms on certain nights without taking into account discounts that were negotiated.

“The comptroller is behind the curve,” de Blasio spokeswoman Jaclyn Rothenberg said. “We announced as part of our plan that we will be ending the use of hotels by opening a smaller number of better shelters across the five boroughs, reducing the number of shelter sites by 45 percent. The average cost per night of a hotel is $175 and we recently put into place a plan to further reduce costs and improve services.”

Stringer has been a frequent critic of the mayor’s handling of the homeless crisis, with its population at a record-high 60,000 for the last few months, but he has ruled out challenging de Blasio this fall.

 

FROM SOUTH OZONE PARK COFFEE HOUSE TO HOMELESS SHELTER: THE CONTINUOUS DUMPING OF HOMELESS SHELTERS IN THE DIRTY SE QUEENS – WHAT ABOUT BROOKLYN, FOREST HILLS, LIC, WHY ALWAYS SE QUEENS & WHERE THE FUCK IS THE EVIL WHITE QUEEN, MELINDA KATZ ON THIS

katz crapSo the continuation of turning the entire SE Queens into HOMELESS SHELTER VILLAGE rages on with this coffee shop turned drop-in, transitional shelter. And look at this bullshit: The shelter will only see 10 homeless people per day until next year, when that will go up to 50 and ultimately 125. Fucking really, from 10 to 125 homeless. WHAT THE FUCK. Also if you take let’s say a 40 block radius of that area, exactly how many homeless people are in that range, I bet it is not even 5, yet the powers that be felt the need to do more homeless dumping into areas which are already hit hard with tons of quality of life issues. I mean how the fuck are some communities suppose to improve when you keep poisoning the well water.

So power that be tell me how many new homeless shelters have been put in Brooklyn within this past year or LIC or Forest Hills or Rego Park or Upper West & East side, West Village, Park Slope, SoHo?  HOW FUCKING MANY?

FOLKS, YOU NEED TO FIGHT BACK BIG TIME.

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From Queens Chronicle:

Breaking Ground will phase homeless in

Group looked at alternative locations

 

 Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 am | Updated: 1:34 pm, Fri Jan 27, 2017.

After looking at alternative sites, Breaking Ground and the Department of Social Services, which oversees the Department of Homeless Services, have decided to slowly phase homeless people into a drop-in, transitional shelter on Atlantic Avenue, leaders for both groups told Community Board 9’s executive committee members Tuesday.

“This process has been one that’s like a slow-moving train,” said Matt Borden of the DSS. “We are going forward with this location.”

The location in question is 100-32 Atlantic Ave., the former site of Dallis Bros. Coffee Inc. Breaking Ground, the nonprofit that will operate the Ozone Park site, is in the process of finalizing its lease.

Claire Sheedy, vice president of Breaking Ground’s housing operations, said the group looked at one promising alternative site — and several less promising ones — but the owner of it was not interested in leasing it for the use of providing services to homeless people. The shelter will only see 10 homeless people per day until next year, when that will go up to 50 and ultimately 125. Responding to requests from the community, it will not provide services to registered sex offenders. The site is less than 200 feet from a public high school.

 

NYPD OVERSEEING SECURITY AT HOMELESS SHELTER – THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THOUGHT OUT BEFORE THE DUMPING OF THESE SHELTERS

When government works well (and it does sometimes), it really works well, BUT when it doesn’t (which is so much of the time anymore) it is FUCKING BAD. Usually things are put into place without any damn thought or what the consequences will be, government just runs shit through and then worries about when hell breaks loose later down the road after so much damage is done.  Like the homeless situation, this city started just dumping homeless shelters (and illegal ones to boot – hotels) into “certain” communities and usually communities, like Jamaica, which already have major amounts of problems without adding more shit to the  list. And of course there was no thought given to proper security where many of these shelters have very problematic people (drug addicts, mentally ill, violent ex-cons, etc.).

Well, now the hardest working agency in the city, the NYPD, is overseeing security in all the homeless shelters in this city. DumbBlasio, you think you should have thought that one out before you began dumping shelters in vulnerable communities and warehousing of human beings.

On another related issue, one of the worst city agencies, DHS (Department of Homeless Services) with  asshole Commissioner Steve Banks is asking New Yorkers to volunteer for its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate, known as HOPE, to assist the agency in estimating the number of people living on the streets, in parks, subways, and other public spaces across the city.

Sorry folks, but I am tired of this whole constant “volunteer” bullshit. While that is great when our economy is booming for everyone, everyone is working a ONE job with an actual livable working wage (as opposed to working two, three low-paying jobs) and where half of people’s paychecks are not going to housing in this ridiculously expensive city, which does not need to be so expensive, asking people to volunteer their very little free time to begin with to count homeless is a fucking insult. Why don’t you Banks and your entire agency go out and count homeless, I mean that is your fucking job to begin with, you get paid a hefty salary and live in Brooklyn where you don’t have a homeless shelter in your neighborhood. WHAT FUCKING NERVE.

Here is my thought on those who SHOULD volunteer to count the homeless:

  1. City Council  Members & Assembly Members, plus all their staff : There are 51 council members & 150 assembly members and they hardly do any fucking work as it is and get paid a nice big salary, way more than the hardworking average New Yorker. Hell if asshole Councilman Ruben Wills can pull a fucking dumb stunt like “playing homeless”, on the tax payer’s dime,  like he did a few years ago, he can go out and count them (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/do-nothing-councilman-ruben-wills-playing-homeless-for-three-days-how-about-playing-councilman-instead-of-willie-the-hobo/)
  2. Mayor deBlasio and his entire administration: I mean you helped to create all this nonsense, then you and you entire staff count the homeless and not just for an hour to do a photo op.
  3. BIG MOUTH LIBERAL CELEBRITIES: All these loud mouth overpaid celebrity actors, sports figures musicians, models, artists, etc who love to talk about these issues as long as they don’t have to see these issues where they live, GO OUT AND COUNT. And especially those from the hip/hop, rap world, where many of these shelters are dumped in communities of color.
  4. Religious “leaders”: NYC and especially Queens is filled with a gazillion number of churches from big ass Catholic behemoths & big money AME (Floyd Flake) to shitty store front black, Hispanic and Asian churches. If every single one of these leaders of churches and a handful of those devoted followers  went out, you would not need to ask the regular folks at all.
  5. Mega rich white folks of NYC on Park Avenue, Upper East Side and other neighborhoods where you will never see a homeless shelter or piece of garbage, go out and count.

STOP asking overworked and over burdened hard working average New Yorkers to do “free work” that your agency should be doing or at the very least pay people to do it, pay the unemployed, pay the ex-cons just getting out of jail,  pay all the young people in communities like Jamaica who are not working, hell, pay some of the damn homeless to count their own brothers and sisters. Just leave the rest of us out of your damn bullshit that you helped to create and turn “homelessness” into BIG BUSINESS.

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From Queens Times Ledger:

NYPD is overseeing security at city homeless shelters

The NYPD has taken over the management of security at Department of Homeless Services shelters citywide. Nearly 700 DHS peace officers have already been retrained and security plans at all locations have been reviewed and enhancements were made where needed.

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill pointed out that “2016 was the safest year on record in New York City.”

He added, “We will bring our crime-fighting expertise to assist the Department of Homeless Services in making their facilities more secure, with both out management team and the training of peace officers.”

While DHS supervisors have tasers, peace officers will not be armed but were trained to do a better job of keeping weapons out of shelters, defusing tense encounters, dealing with the mentally ill and preventing domestic violence. Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered an NYPD review of DHS security in March.

“The NYPD is among the premier policing and security organizations in the world and having them work with Commissioner Steve Banks to manage security at our homeless shelters will ensure the best possible approach to providing safety for both shelter residents and the neighborhoods where the shelters are located,” de Blasio said.

Last week, NYPD Deputy First Commissioner Benjamin Tucker joined Banks, the head of the Department of Social Services, to announce the program at One Police Plaza. Deputy Chief Edward Thompson will lead the team off 22 NYPD personnel who will oversee all DHS security while analyzing incident data to evaluate risks and inform policy and staffing decisions at shelters.

“DHS’ security plan, including the new key NYPD role, demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the individuals and families DHS is entrusted with protecting,” Banks said. “DHS work with the NYPD management team has already resulted in the implementation of critical improvements to the shelter security measures that had been in place for many years.”

Meanwhile, DHS is asking New Yorkers to volunteer for its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate, known as HOPE, to assist the agency in estimating the number of people living on the streets, in parks, subways, and other public spaces across the city. HOPE 2017 will held Jan. 23 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and DHS will need a minimum of 3,000 volunteers to collect vital information that will augment the HOME-STAT quarterly nighttime street counts that helped 690 street homeless transition off the streets.

“It’s essential to know how many New Yorkers need our services, and the HOPE count is an important part of that,” Banks said. “Now with the Mayor’s HOME-STAT initiative, we are greatly increasing our outreach program to help bring people in from the streets, and we will have more information about homelessness on the streets going forward.”

The HOPE count began in 2003 with 1,000 volunteers in Manhattan and now covers all five boroughs. Over 3,800 New Yorker volunteered for HOPE 2016, a record total.

Those interested in volunteering should visit www.nyc.gov/hope to register.

 

ANOTHER POORLY RUN HOMELESS SHELTER AS MANS SELLS HEROIN & COCAINE AT MANHATTAN HOMELESS SHELTER – AND THE HOMELESS SITUATION GETS WORSE DUE TO INCOMPETENT CITY ADMINISTRATORS INCLUDING THE HEAD CLOWN, MAYOR DEBOZIO

No cute homeless story about some little girl with a teddy bear, just more of the problematic homeless situation that is blowing up in this city due to complete incompetence of this Mayor, this administration and the Department of Homeless Services. From problematic run homeless shelters that get dumped into certain areas like Jamaica to the warehousing of the homeless like cattle led to the slaughter. In the meantime, the homeless are not being properly helped, communities are deteriorating from an  influx of these disgustingly poorly run shelters which effect the quality of life in communities and lower property values to having some of the walking dead homeless terrorize neighborhoods. And let’s not forget the takeover of the really bad smelling homeless not only on the subway platforms but in the subway cars as hard working tax payers go to work with the horrible smell, not to mention the unhealthy situation caused by these folks, including BED BUGS (NYC has the worse bed bug situation in the country). AND this, especially to all you loud mouth far left liberals who are always sticking up for the homeless as long as you don’t have to see them in your hood or have tons of shelters dumped into your community, is why most people do not want the homeless and shelters in our communities, especially single men shelters. They are poorly run, dangerous and now drug dealing places, which have fucked up communities big time.

Yesterday I posted a story on yet another hotel turned homeless shelter on Jamaica Avenue in the downtown section without a certificate of occupancy where the city was literally trucking in homeless through the back door so no one would see (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/welcome-to-jamaica-homeless-shelter-village-more-bullshit-as-homeless-put-in-jamaica-ave-hotel-before-it-gets-certificate-of-occupancy/). JQ LLC of the blog Impunity City had this comment on that situation.

I like how they ship the destitute to the back of the hotel as a truck would ship freight, this is literally the shipping and warehousing of human lives.

City sanctioned obfuscation. And as that quoted distressed homeowner illustrated, this is to devalue the town for plundering by the oligarch property barons. The oldest and heinous trick in the book.

REBNY is in control of this state now. The homeless just bring down the market rates of their members ugly glass tumors/towers, so you got to keep them hidden.

Our officials, as with other cities, think that towers and coffee shops eradicate abject poverty. This is not going to turn out well for anyone, even the stupid frivolous spending demographic they are trying to attract.

Winter is here, expect crime to rise. You can’t stay in your condo crawlspace and order everything online forever. And there are lot of bitter people, displaced, disenfranchised, and desperate on the streets 20 floors below. The NYPD is too busy protecting Trump and his properties and producing pop-up agitprop for our corrupt mayor.

The chickens will come home to roost because of this insidious city planning and developer collusion.

It’s already happening.

YEP, no cute little homeless girl with a teddy bear here folks.cute-homeless-girl

Just the dangerous unstable homeless that make up a large portion of this population coming to a neighborhood near you.

Your typical homeless crazy.

Your typical homeless crazy.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Daily News:

Man suspected of selling heroin, cocaine at Manhattan homeless shelter arrested, four others nabbed for drug possession

drug-dealing-homelessThe NYPD arrested four residents of the Bellevue Homeless Shelter on drug possession charges, including one man who allegedly had 39 bags of heroin and 67 bags of crack cocaine.

(Richard Harbus for New York Daily News)

A Manhattan homeless shelter has quietly been a hotbed of drug busts, with police making at least four arrests in the last week, the Daily News has learned.

The revelation comes as the NYPD plans a major announcement about shelter security on Friday.

Cops busted four residents of the Bellevue Men’s Shelter for drug possession on Tuesday and Wednesday, police sources said.

An undercover sting at the E. 30th St. facility also led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man for possession with intent to sell last month, authorities said.

drug-dealing-homeless-jpg2Heroin abuse in city shelters is on the rise, officials say.

(FotoMaximum/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gilberto Sosa had 39 bags of heroin and 67 bags of crack cocaine when narcotics investigators executed a search warrant there on Dec. 1, sources said.

Though officials wouldn’t reveal what they’re announcing, sources said the NYPD is expected to take a larger official role in shelter security.

In March, Mayor de Blasio ordered the NYPD to begin retraining security staffers at the city’s shelters, as part of art of a broader city plan to reduce violence in a system that houses nearly 58,000 residents every night.

drug-dealing-homeless-jpg3Mayor de Blasio ordered the NYPD in March to retrain security staff at homeless shelters.

(Christie M. Farriella for New York Daily News)

De Blasio’s order came as the News revealed the contents of hundreds of internal reports detailing horrific violence in the city’s shelters.

Deven Black, 62, a homeless former teacher, was nearly decapitated in a grisly slaying at an East Harlem shelter last January.

Weeks later, Rebecca Cutler, 26, and her three children were viciously attacked in a Staten Island hotel turned homeless shelter by her jealous boyfriend. Cutler, 1-year-old Ziana and 4-month old Maliyah died. Miracle, 2, survived.

In April, police found 55-year-old Marcus Guerreiro strangled and slashed to death in a room at the Bellevue Men’s Shelter. Police charged ex-con William Smith, 53, with his slaying.

WELCOME TO JAMAICA: HOMELESS SHELTER VILLAGE – MORE BULLSHIT AS HOMELESS PUT IN JAMAICA AVE HOTEL BEFORE IT GETS CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

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This article was from back in October 2016, but for some reason I seemed to have missed it. BUT anyway, more hotels being turned into homeless shelters under very shady ways.

How can the powers that be talk about the “revitalization” of Jamaica when every other day, another homeless shelter or supportive housing or drug clinic gets dumped into this community, where the majority of the people going into these places are not even from the community.

JAMAICA: Going from GHETTO to Homeless Shelter Village, either way this community is CRAP and gets more crappier as they talk more about “revitalization”

 A new hotel in Jamaica is currently used by the city to house homeless families.

A new hotel in Jamaica is currently used by the city to house homeless families.View Full Caption

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From DNAInfo New York:

Homeless Put in Jamaica Hotel Before It Gets Certificate Of Occupancy: Docs

By  Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska and Katie Honan | October 7, 2016 5:06pm | Updated on October 9, 2016 2:04pm

 A new hotel in Jamaica is currently used by the city to house homeless families.

A new hotel in Jamaica is currently used by the city to house homeless families.View Full Caption

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QUEENS — The city violated housing regulations by rushing homeless families into a new hotel on Jamaica Avenue before the necessary paperwork was completed, documents posted on the Department of Building’s website indicate.

The Department of Homeless Services confirmed to DNAinfo New York that it is currently renting rooms to house homeless families with children at the brand-new building at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 183rd Street which does not have any logo nor a reception area.

But neighbors, who said they were never informed that the building would be used to house the homeless, said that the city started placing families there before the building was even completed, they said.

 The hotel received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy on Sept. 28, according to city records.

However residents said they first saw families being placed at the hotel on Sept. 11, and number of complaints about the issue that pre-date the certificate of occupancy were also posted on the DOB’s website.

On Sept. 19, one person called the city and said “people are moving in but front entrance is not open, people are going through the side entrance” and another reported “load of [SIC] buses of children” at the hotel.

On Sept. 22, still another person claimed that “there is a hotel with people living on the premises and there appears to be no certificate of occupancy.”

According to the DOB’s website, “no one may legally occupy a building until the Department has issued a Certificate of Occupancy or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy,” which states “a building’s legal use and/or type of permitted occupancy.”

The city downplayed the issue saying that the life safety systems at the hotel had been inspected and signed off before Sept. 28.

The owner of the property did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Neighbors and local officials complained that they felt ignored by the city.

“If I knew before that the shelter was going to open here I would do something,” said Fillah Kazi, who bought a house in the area four years ago.

In September, the operator of a Maspeth Holiday Inn slated to be converted into a homeless shelter backed away from his agreement with the city following ferocious opposition from the community.

Local Councilman Daneek Miller was also upset about the decision to house homeless families at the Jamaica Avenue hotel.

“My office remains opposed to any new shelters being placed within the district, particularly the disingenuous way this one was opened without any public notice,” he said. “Whether it is temporary or not, transparency is critical to ensure our goal of equitable housing for homeless across the City.”

Yvonne Reddick, district manager for Community Board 12, told DNAinfo that the DHS is supposed to inform community boards before using hotels for housing. However she only found out about the changes to the Jamaica Avenue building after the community began complaining about it.

She went to say that the board has “nothing against homelessness because at the end of the day any of us could be homeless, but everyone should get their fair share.”

To Reddick’s knowledge CB12, which includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans and Springfield Gardens, currently has 11 shelters and eight hotels that are used to house homeless people, “the most in the borough of Queens.”

Two years ago, when the board had 10 shelters, it passed a resolution requesting a moratorium on building or expanding homeless shelters in the area. There were 22 shelters in Queens at the time.

DHS was not able to immediately provide the number of shelters currently in the area.

The agency said it began renting rooms at the hotel to deal with growing numbers of homeless people in the city.

“Each day, we are tasked with determining how to meet the City’s legal obligation to house tens of thousands of homeless New Yorkers, including families with children, who would otherwise be on the street,” Lauren Gray, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeless Services, said in an email to DNAinfo. “We are using commercial hotels as a bridge while we work to open new shelters across the city.”

There were nearly 60,000 residents in the city’s shelter system as of early October, the agency said.

“It used to be a quiet area, but now every day there is police, ambulances and fire trucks coming to this place,” said a neighbor who did not want his name to be used. He said he and his family lived and operated a small business in the area for about three decades.

“This is our neighborhood, we worked for this neighborhood,” he added. “They never even asked us if it’s OK to open it here.”